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Butyl Glycolate   Download MSDS   Enquire Now !  

Molecular Structure

Synonyms:
Glycolic acid-n-butyl ester; Butyl glycolate; N-Butyl glycolate; 1-butanol glycolic acid ester.

General Info:

CAS Number

Molecular Formula

Molecular Weight

Classifications

7397-62-8

C6H12O3

132.16

Solvent, Ester, Alcohol

Sales Specification:

Colorless liquid with a pleasant ester-like odor.

Ester Content

97 % Min.

Water solubility, grams/liter

20

Density, grams per milliliter

1.02

Pounds per gallon

8.50

Boiling point

186-200 °C

Flash point (closed cup)

75 °C

Freezing point

-26 °C

Applications:

Butyl Glycolate is used chiefly as a paint additive to improve flow properties, for example in nitrocellulose lacquers, in which it also imparts gloss; and in metallic lacquers. It is used as a blush preventive in cellulose acetate paints; as a wrinkle preventive in alkyd paints; in inks; and in emulsion polymers.